Daily Archives: December 27, 2013

Sharing #AlexOLoughlin Adventures with Friends…..

For us here at Intense Study, most of the fun is sharing our fangirling with friends and people who like what we like about Alex. As with most things in life, the best part lies in the excitement we get from experiencing events with friends who appreciate Alex as much as we do!

I do no enjoy seeing a movie, or some sort of other entertainment, with somebody that I know, don’t get the same value out of it as me. But on the other hand, having somebody with me who like it as much as I do, makes it much more than double the fun to enjoy!


There are a group of ladies who share their Alex fun on a site called Long Legs O’Loughlin (LLOL). A number of them are great friends and have shared many adventures while following Alex’s career. Most of them have been fans of Alex since the Moonlight days. They attend events together and have traveled to Hawaii to share in the fun of SOTB over the past few years.

Being in LA, also has its perks for some of them and they attended the “Australian In Film” (AIF) event this year. It took place on 24 October and Alex was honoured with theBreakthrough Award’.


They shared their stories on LLOL and have graciously given us permission to use it here as well. This is a shorted and combined version from two of them and their accounts of the event:

Pommienana: Lisa, Audrey and I walked outside to see the arrivals and where outside about 20 mins. There were some paparazzi and fans from the US, England and of course tons from Oz. It was getting quite cool. Audrey spotted Peter Lenkov getting out of  his car and then saw him in the lobby.


She walked over said: “Hi Peter” and reminded him  about her encounter at SOTB and on Audrey and my flight back  with  him on Hawaiian Air

He was very gracious and seemed genuinely happy to see us again. I also said “Hello” and told him it was delightful to see him without worrying about ‘sand in strange places’ and he laughed and  said: “Are you here for the event?” and I said: “Yes, I have probably been a member of AIF long before you have.” He smiled again and said, “Good, then you will see Alex”.

We knew absolutely then that our ‘Golden Boy’ would show up.



We went back outside, Alex was one of the last to arrive along with Malia, who in person is stunningly beautiful. 

We waited a long time and one of the staff came over to tell us that the proceeding were about to start and would we please go inside. Audrey and I did, but Lisa wanted to wait – she had a special card for Alex that she wanted to give him.


Lisa: Once they announced that the event was about to begin, Mary and Audrey decided to go to the table.

I had found a nice “congratulatory” card for Alex earlier in the day and had written a nice long note inside. I wanted to stay behind and try to get it to him. I waited just inside the lobby door.

Once Alex signed a few photos outside, he and Malia entered the lobby. I called his name and he stopped. I congratulated him on getting the award and told him that I was so happy for him. He smiled and said, “Thank you so much.”. I handed him the card.

He extended his hand, so I shook his hand. We then headed to the event.

Pommienana: Dinner was lovely and the awards ceremony fabulous. Alex, as usual, was his charming, witty and gracious self. Lisa had joined us; she had had a brief encounter with Alex in the lobby and given him the card.

We were happy for her and he had told her that he would be around for a little while afterwards.

AIF Awards 2013

Lisa: It was lovely, the food was delicious and our table mates were friendly.

Peter made a nice speech upon presenting the award to Alex and Alex gave a lovely acceptance speech – thanking two of his first agents who have since passed and Peter for giving him a chance with this project.

Pommienana: The ceremony ended at 10 pm right on time and Audrey told Lisa she had to go to the loo. I did not know that and thought she had left for the lobby, so I picked up all our belongings and headed to the lobby behind Lisa.

The lobby was almost deserted as most people were meeting and mingling around the bar for the after party but Alex and Malia were standing there alone, probably waiting for their car to be brought round, so Lisa got the moment with Alex she has been dreaming about for years.


Lisa: After the gala was over, Audrey excused herself, I took off to find Alex, and Mary stayed behind to talk more with some of the table mates. I crossed the room to the vicinity where Alex was seated, but the table was empty. My heart sank. I then walked outside the ballroom into a smaller anteroom and Alex was standing right in front of me hugging a friend goodbye.

I looked beyond him down the hallway and saw Malia standing in the main lobby, so I knew they were on their way out. Alex started walking down the hall toward Malia.

Mary came out of the ballroom at that moment, as she had been trying to find me. I whispered, “There goes Alex.”. We started walking to the lobby. When we arrived, he and Malia were just standing there. Nobody else around them.

Alex AIF Awards

I have to warn you, ladies. When I looked at him, he cast some sort of spell over me that rendered my brain mush!! We walked up to him and Mary started talking.

She was speaking very softly so I couldn’t hear most of her conversation. I noticed that Malia had stepped off to the side and was just standing there. I wanted to give Mary her moment with Alex, so I walked over and began talking to Malia.

Funny, but I could talk to her! I began talking about Lion and the first big birthday party. I mentioned that I had hoped he would wait 48 more hours before being born so that we could share the same birthday.

She laughed and said something to the effect that she didn’t think she could have waited any longer. Then she said, “So you’re a Scorpio too”. I replied that I was and she said that she thought they would have their hands full with Lion.

At some point while I was talking to her, I looked over at Mary. Alex had his arm around her shoulder and was saying, “This is Pommienana. This is Pommienana.” I then stepped back over to Alex and Mary.

Mary was saying something about LLOL and Hawaii. I said that we had been to all 4 SOTB’s and stood in the same place – at the end of the red carpet behind the big sign. Alex smiled and said, “I know. I remember,” and then thanked us for our support.

I then asked if it would be ok to take a photo. He replied, “Of course.”. I had not brought my camera but had my iPhone. I haven’t had much practice taking photos and said so.

Malia then said that she knew how to take photos and asked that I give her the phone. NICE! Mary moved in for her close up and Malia was showing me how to take a photo. She wanted to take a second photo just to be sure.


Just before she took the second photo Alex said, “I like the phone,”. I immediately turned bright red, cupped my hands to my face (like Macaulay Culkin in the “home alone” poster), and said, “Oh, my God! I’m so sorry”.

Alex just started laughing. Well, in all my fluster to get photos I had forgotten about a Christmas present I received last year – a “skin” for my iPhone which was a photo of Alex from a photoshoot a few years ago. So while Alex was posing for the photos, he was looking at a photo of himself on the back of my phone!! I was mortified, but Alex laughed. Mary got her second photo and I moved in.

I remember his arm around my shoulder and my arm around his waist. I also remember my head leaning back against his shoulder. Both photos were taken. I thanked Alex and then repeated the comment I had made to Malia about wishing Lion had waited 48 hours so we could share a birthday.

Alex looked at me and said, “So your birthday is in 3 days?” I nodded and he said, “Well happy birthday to you!!”.

I then reminded him that I had given him a card earlier in the evening. He said, “Yes – in the blue envelope”. I indicated that I knew he was busy but I hoped he would find time to read my note. He bent down, looked straight at me and said, “I will. I promise. I will”.

He then leaned over and gave me a kiss on the cheek. Reality ceased to exist at that point!!! I was floating among the clouds. I remember Mary saying in her sweet little voice, “You gave Lisa a kiss. Could I have one also?”. Alex said, “Of course.”

So Mary got her kiss too. We then said our goodbyes and I went over to thank Malia again for taking the photos and gave her a big hug, which she returned. I then repeated my wish for a fun first birthday party and they were gone.

Mary burst into tears and I was giddy but still dazed. We ended up being with them for almost 10 minutes. Alex listened to every word we said and we had his undivided attention. He wasn’t looking around the lobby to see who else was there. He was focused on us.

Amazing. Nobody was pushing or pulling him or trying to hurry him along. He was so kind and sweet to us. There is so much I wanted to say to him but my brain stopped working when he turned those eyes on me.

Malia couldn’t have been nicer. We both made it a point to engage her in conversation so she would not feel left out. She was beautiful, had a lovely smile and was friendly. Her photos make her look quite cold and harsh, but she was the opposite.

This was a dream come true for me and I have to thank my dear friend Mary for making it happen! I’m terribly disappointed that Audrey wasn’t with us. I kept looking around for her, but didn’t find her until later.

I was glowing with happiness!! It’s an evening I will never forget. Love to you all . . .

Pommienana: I am so thrilled for her (Lisa) but sad that Audrey was not back in time {NEXT TIME LOVELY AUDREY}. Lisa walked up to Alex and I was just behind her. He looked so gorgeous and so happy.

She asked him to be sure to read the card and he said he would and she asked: “Could we have a picture with you please?” and he said “Of course”

I was amazed when Malia said “I will take it for you, I know how.” How nice that was of her!!! She is truly beautiful in person and ladies she was wearing an exquisite Wedding Ring!!!!! Alex was not, but she definitely had a matching set on her ring finger.

After Lisa had her picture taken Alex kissed her on the cheek and then it was my turn. He had remembered me from our other entire SOTB meeting.

I had my picture taken with my arm around his waist and as always because I am so small in height my head resting on his  chest {NO BAD THING} No cologne was discerned just his own marvellous natural scent.

I wasn’t sure if I would be as lucky as Lisa so not willing to take a chance I got cheeky and said “Lisa got a kiss,  could I have one too please?” He gave me a smile and put those lovely lips gently on my cheek. ‘HEAVEN’. I think I said ‘Thank you’: I hope I did.

The last thing I said to them was “Happy Birthday to the baby” and Alex said  “Yes, we have to get back there.”

That is my beautiful story and I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed sharing with you. I wish you could each one day have such a glorious encounter and also get to share time with precious friends you love.


AIF Awards 24 Oct 2013

Just a reminder that this is the personal account of an event from friends who had the privilege to spend some special time with Alex and his partner Malia. If you have ever met the couple, please feel free to send us your account of it, with some photos if possible.

If you haven’t personally met them, this is not really the place to try to give us your speculations about them and the state of their relationship, either positive or negative. Alex is a man we all adore, but he is definitely not without flaws. Please respect his choices and private life as his own, when you comment. This is all about the adventure and experience of these few fans, meeting the man whose career we all follow.

Again a big ‘Thank You’ to Pommienana, Lisa, and Audrey from LLOL, for allowing us to share their beautiful story and pictures. We are all proud of Alex, whenever he receives recognition for his work, especially with awards like these!

And thank you once again to @mymaximus for sharing some of the pretty pictures we posted on here 🙂



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